There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Campbell River by car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot Northbound

$47 - $218

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Campbell River

$32 - $123

3 alternative options

Car ferry, bus via Erickson at Reef Cres  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Willow Point 7-Eleven Northbound

$49 - $145

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River  •  2h 17m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL

$134 - $285

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay, bus  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot

$119 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River is to car ferry and drive which costs $30 - $130 and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River is to fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 2h 17m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Campbell River is 173 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 6h 50m and costs $45 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Vancouver to Campbell River, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Campbell River. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Campbell River.
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  • Distance: 173.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Campbell River, BC, Canada?

Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines fly from Vancouver to Campbell River every 4 hours.

Airlines
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Willow Point 7-Eleven
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $95
Website
BC Ferries
Passenger
$14 - $20
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$65 - $95
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Book at
seairseaplanes.com

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